Interested in talking with a Maine student who has participated in the Exploring Transfer program at Vassar? Ask the Exploring Transfer contact at your college for a referral. Contact information is below.
Vassar’s Exploring Transfer
The Exploring Transfer (ET) program at Vassar College is designed for community college students interested in continuing their education at a competitive four-year college. Students who enroll in the summer program take college courses co-taught by a Vassar and a community college professor. Participants live in a dorm on the Vassar campus in Poughkeepsie, NY, and are encouraged to work and study collaboratively.
Students of all ages who are the first in their family to attend college and those from under-represented groups and disadvantaged backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
The application process includes a personal essay, college transcripts, and two faculty evaluations.
MCCS students who are selected to participate receive a scholarship that covers tuition, room, board, books, supplies, and a travel stipend.
- February and March 2016 — Students should be in the process of completing their application. The 2016 application will be posted to the Vassar Exploring Transfer webpage on January 27, 2016.
- March 4, 2016 — Application Deadline.
- Summer 2016 program will run from June 24 to July 29, 2016.
Program Contacts at Vassar
- Bernetta Parson, Director, Exploring Transfer Program, Vassar College
Community College Contacts
Students interested in applying to Exploring Transfer should contact the Exploring Transfer advisor at their college:
Director of Placement and Transfer Services
Director, Academic Support Center
Director of Advising & Enrollment
Student Support Specialist